Matthijs de Ligt close to joining of Juventus for £63m

Matthijs de Ligt close to joining of Juventus for £63m

- Matthijs de Ligt in any moment be officially announced as a Juventus player

- The 19-year-old is close to completing a deal reported to be around £63million

- De Ligt has attracted interest from Manchester United Liverpool and Barcelona

Juventus have are close to signing Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt for a fee worth £63million.

The Netherlands international has been linked with top European clubs this summer but is now on the verge of completing his move to Serie A.

According to De Telegraaf, Juventus and Ajax have Friday, July 12, to reach an agreement over the fee for the 19-year-old.

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It is understood that there are only a few details left to sort out before an official announcement of can be made.

De Ligt did not travel with Ajax for a pre-season their tour of Austria with both Juventus and the Dutch champions eager to finalize the deal.

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He was previously told by Ajax he could leave for £45m, but Ajax legend Marc Overmars was not aware of the agreement and demanded a higher figure from Juventus.

De Ligt's preference was always to join Juventus despite interest from Manchester United, Barcelona and Liverpool.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has disclosed that Cristiano Ronaldo was his boyhood hero as he nears a €70m switch to Juventus this summer.

According to a Goal report citing Dutch magazine VI, the 19-year-old centre-back has been repeatedly linked with a five-year switch to the Turin-based club, and is also on the radar of top European clubs.

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